Books focused on automotive industry penned by alumnus

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David Culshaw started writing books about the automotive industry at a young age. His first book, Post War Car Production, was published by the Temple Press when he was aged 19.

The alumnus was born and educated in Wigan and went on to study Handicraft at Loughborough University until 1961. After graduating, David pursued his teaching career and has continued writing about the automotive industry.  

Earlier on in his career, David accepted a commission from Walter Parrish International Ltd to write the Complete Catalogue of British Cars (1895-1975) along with his colleague Peter Horrobin. The book is still in print and eBook form and continues to be a standard reference almost 50 years after it was first written in 1974. 

David’s other books also reflect his primary interest - the automotive industry. His newest book titled Alvis Society:A Century of Drivers has been published by Veloce Publishing, a publisher specialising in automotive publishing.  

David explained two key aspects of the book:  

“Alvis Society: A Century of Drivers is as much about the sometimes extraordinary people who bought and/or drove these cars as it is about the engineering excellence of the Coventry-made product, and the esteem in which the name continues to be held internationally, not only for once prominent car manufacture, but also that of defence of the realm, where aero-engines and tanks were also produced in large numbers.” 

David is currently working on his sixth automotive work, a recent commission, which he is hoping will be ready for publication in the Autumn.